Recent Press Releases
December 22, 2014
MONTREAL, December 22, 2014 — Bill Hadsell joins Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, as the new product manager responsible for the Ignite automated production system and the Vertigo Suite for branding graphics automation and asset management. Hadsell brings to the position many years of experience in product management and design for the broadcast industry.
December 18, 2014
MONTREAL, December 18, 2014 — Videocon d2h, a satellite television and interactive radio service provider based in India, is deploying the iTX integrated playout platform from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, for their "Direct-to-Home" (DTH) platform services. iTX will fulfill Videocon's need for 24 additional standard-definition (SD) and four high-definition (HD) channel services. These channels will be uplinked with the existing 370+ turnaround channels and made available to the more than 12 million Videocon users.
December 17, 2014
MONTREAL, December 17, 2014 — On January 8, 2015, the Television Academy will present its 66th Primetime Emmy Engineering Awards in Las Vegas, and Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, will be one of only five recipients recognized for technical achievement. The LDK 6000 DPM CCD Multiformat HDTV Camera System, first introduced at the NAB Show in 2000 by Phillips, which was subsequently acquired by Grass Valley, is being honored as a game-changer for its ability to capture multiple video formats and frame rates without physically changing the image sensor.
December 15, 2014
MONTREAL, December 15, 2014 — The Jordan Radio and Television Corporation (JRTV) is a Jordan public broadcaster that simulcasts three programs on terrestrial and satellite and functions as the primary broadcaster for Jordan in the Middle East, reaching millions with breaking news. The station delivers a 24-hour Arabic broadcast coupled with an English-language service for 21 hours a day and a French-language service for 13 hours a day.
December 11, 2014
MONTREAL, December 11, 2014 — For more than 20 years, Game Creek Video of Hudson, NH, has built a loyal following by providing the best technology in the industry for mobile video capture and broadcasting in the sports and event markets. At the center of those modern mobile solutions are 1080p 3G-capable Kayenne K-Frame video production centers from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand.
December 8, 2014
MONTREAL, December 8, 2014 — Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, today announced the appointment of Andrew Thornton to the position of VP, Asia Pacific, effective immediately. With nearly 35 years of experience in the broadcast industry, Thornton will assume responsibility for all aspects of Grass Valley's sales activities and growth in the Asia Pacific region.
December 3, 2014
MONTREAL, December 3, 2014 — TopVision, one of Europe's leading outside broadcasting (OB) van operators, will enhance its sports production offering with its first LDX XtremeSpeed (LDX XS) camera system from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand.
Equipped with an XCU XtremeSpeed XF Fiber base station, RefleX SuperXpander kit and OLED viewfinder, this camera system offers a superior ultra-slow-motion workflow and will allow TopVision to add sharper imagery and more engaging 6X-speed replays to its program.
November 24, 2014
MONTREAL, November 24, 2014 — A leading wholesaler in Europe for rental and sales of video and broadcast technology, LANG AG is expanding its broadcast equipment for the rental market with a suite of camera solutions from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand. Included in the suite are three LDX Première advanced imaging cameras, three XCU WorldCams and one LDX HiSpeed (LDX HS) 3X super-slow-motion camera along with the companion XCU XtremeSpeed XF Fiber base station.
November 19, 2014
MONTREAL, November 19, 2014 — High Dynamic Range (HDR) capture, an expansion of the ratio between the lightest and darkest parts of the video image, is viewed by broadcasters as the next big improvement in the viewing experience for the next generation of broadcast formats. Today, the dynamic range of television images is much lower than what the naked eye experiences in the real world, but new technology is beginning to address those limitations. Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, is taking a lead in this area and recently worked with the European Broadcast Union (EBU) to capture HDR footage during a live event for the first time.
November 17, 2014
MONTREAL, November 17, 2014 — Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, will be demonstrating advanced, Future-Ready video and broadcast solutions at the 50th annual Inter BEE 2014, taking place November 19–21 at the Makuhari Messe in Tokyo. In Hall 5, booth 5217, the company will showcase its comprehensive portfolio of solutions and services designed to help customers navigate the changing landscape of today's media. "The Asian broadcast market is undergoing significant transition right now as new technologies open new doors of opportunity," explained Steve Ronneberg, senior vice president of sales and marketing, Grass Valley. "We will help Inter BEE attendees choose solutions that are ideal for their current production environment while positioning them for the opportunities that lie ahead. From 4K cameras to solutions that enable the transition to IP, we are committed to delivering leading-edge technologies perfect for today's successful broadcasters."
November 17, 2014
MONTREAL, November 17, 2014 — Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, will be attending NATEXPO 2014 to discuss the strategy of modern media production and showcase a variety of broadcast production solutions designed to increase efficiency and flexibility in booth A50.
"Every year, we look forward to attending NATEXPO and engaging with customers on the challenges they face and how Grass Valley's integrated workflows align with their strategic goals today and in the future," said Said Bacho, senior vice president, EMEA, Grass Valley. "It is very important that we continue to provide the Russian CIS market with solutions to maintain their competitive edge, meet their consumers' ever-changing needs, and enable efficiency in both the workplace and field."
November 13, 2014
MONTREAL, November 13, 2014 — Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, has supplied OTS Novosibirsk, a regional television company in Russia, with a suite of high-definition (HD) equipment for its outside broadcasting (OB) van. Grass Valley’s Russia and CIS office, with the support of local system integrator OKNO-TV, facilitated the upgrade, integrating nine LDX Flex advanced imaging cameras, XCU (eXchangeable Control Unit) base stations, Imagestore-Modular master control, the Densité 3 Frame and NVISION routing switchers into the OB van.
November 11, 2014
MONTREAL, November 11, 2014 — Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, has supplied Auviso, a technical service provider of audiovisual solutions for events and installations, with four LDX Première advanced imaging cameras and an XCU (eXchangeable Control Unit) base station. This purchase will provide Auviso’s growing customer base with the ultimate camera flexibility and superior image quality for a wide range of productions.
November 6, 2014
MONTREAL, November 6, 2014 — Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, will showcase the recently launched Karrera K-Frame S-series Video Production Center and other solutions designed to keep customers future-ready in booth #1015 at the Content and Communications World (CCW) Expo. In addition to product displays, Grass Valley experts will be on hand to talk about IP migration, 4K/UHD and other trends impacting broadcast workflow.
October 28, 2014
MONTREAL, October 28, 2014 — TV Cultura, headquartered in São Paulo and part of the Fundação Padre Anchieta, is updating its production workflow system with a full production suite from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand. The suite, which includes GV STRATUS nonlinear media production tools, will help TV Cultura get breaking news out more quickly and improve its operations management.
October 23, 2014
MONTREAL, October 23, 2014 — Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, will partner with FDM Broadcast, a broadcast production solutions provider, at the CAPER Show 2014. As the new exclusive provider of Grass Valley production solutions in Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay and Bolivia, FDM Broadcast will demonstrate a wide range of live production and news production products at the show. The LDX Series and LDX Compact series cameras, Karrera with K-Frame, K2 Summit 3G production client, K2 Dyno replay system, GV STRATUS, EDIUS, NVISION 8500 hybrid router, Imagestore master control system, Densité infrastructure, Kaleido-IP video multiviewer and GV Guardian will all be showcased at the FDM Broadcast booth G10.
October 21, 2014
MONTREAL, October 21, 2014 — The all-new Karrera K-Frame S-series Video Production Center switcher from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, features a new compact frame with internal power supply, new controller module with ImageStore and multiviewer capability, and the new triple mix/effects (M/E) module. The company will be highlighting the Karrera K-Frame S-series Video Production Center switcher at a number of global tradeshows in the next several weeks.
October 15, 2014
MONTREAL, October 15, 2014 — Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, expands camera sales to Bexel with 10 LDX XtremeSpeed (LDX XS) 6X ultra-slow-motion cameras as well as eight K2 Dyno Replay Systems. Currently, Bexel has 15 LDX XS cameras and six K2 Dyno systems on rental at the MLB Playoffs, as well as NFL and NCAA football games. The new camera and server system will provide Bexel's clients with a new, sophisticated ultra-slow-motion workflow with improved replay for sharper imagery and more engaging replay highlights, especially during live sports productions.
October 9, 2014
MONTREAL, October 9, 2014 — Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, will be attending the SMPTE 2014 Annual Technical Conference and the 2014 IEEE Broadcast Symposium to discuss the new technology challenges broadcasters face today. Topics Grass Valley will cover include solutions related to next-generation broadcast formats and emerging infrastructure, including IP in live broadcast, OTT, 4K, 8K, and beyond HD.
September 30, 2014
MONTREAL, September 30, 2014 — In a continual effort to dramatically expand its offerings and meet broadcasters' demands for improved workflows, global rental house Video Equipment Rentals (VER) has purchased six LDX XtremeSpeed (LDX XS) 6X ultra-slow-motion cameras, along with companion XCU XtremeSpeed XF Fiber base stations from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand. This unique combination gives VER an edge over its competition by delivering stunning imagery in super- and ultra-slow motion for its clients.
September 12, 2014
MONTREAL, September 12, 2014 — Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, will exhibit two solutions at IBC 2014 that are designed to help broadcast facilities expand their services without increasing costs. Attendees will have an opportunity to learn about Grass Valley's gateway to IP and cloud-enabled playout solutions, shown for the first time to the European market at IBC.
September 12, 2014
MONTREAL, September 12, 2014 — At IBC 2014, Grass Valley, a Belden brand, will demonstrate the integration of GV STRATUS with Masstech media management solutions to create a seamless workflow for archiving and repurposing high-resolution assets. GV STRATUS users will have a complete, integral toolset, including a unique workflow for news, to efficiently archive and restore content between K2 Summit 3G media servers and storage units and archive systems managed by Masstech. The GV STRATUS and Masstech solution also makes it easy to move assets for production in and out of the system and between different systems to different locations, helping to make greater use of valuable content.
September 12, 2014
MONTREAL, September 12, 2014 — As part of its ongoing commitment to open standards architecture, Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, and Aspera, an IBM Company, have teamed up to expand the file transfer capabilities of GV STRATUS. With Aspera's FASP transport technology, video files will now transfer more quickly, reliably and securely between broadcasters, content owners and service providers regardless of transfer distances, file sizes or network conditions.
September 12, 2014
MONTREAL, September 12, 2014 — Visitors to IBC 2014 will see a number of new products and solutions from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand. In addition to the full portfolio of proven solutions for broadcasters and media companies, Grass Valley will demonstrate CopperHead 3430AP, iControl Virtual Machine, the latest version of EDIUS 7.4 multiformat nonlinear editing software, and a sneak peek of the new K-Frame Sports package for Karrera Video Production Center—all being shown for the first time at the event. These products, which exemplify Grass Valley's commitment to helping its customers remain future-ready, will be on display in Hall 1, Stand D11.
September 9, 2014
MONTREAL, September 9, 2014 — As broadcasters strive to provide viewers with the highest-quality images across multiple formats, Grass Valley's expertise in emerging technologies such as 4K/UHD can help customers move to this new format with scalable solutions that meet their budgets today and tomorrow. Attendees at IBC 2014 seeking an efficient, practical approach for expanding their production capabilities to encompass 4K/UHD technology will find a full suite of future-ready solutions from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, in Hall 1, Stand D11.
September 8, 2014
MONTREAL, September 8, 2014 — Broadcasters seeking to accommodate viewers' demands for high-quality live programming, delivered in real time and on demand across multiple platforms, are increasingly considering developing IP-based workflows to handle changing bandwidth, scalability and flexibility requirements. Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, will feature a series of IP-enabled solutions at its IBC 2014 booth, Hall 1: Stand D11, to help customers choose the right option for their needs.
September 4, 2014
MONTREAL, September 4, 2014 — At IBC 2014, Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, will showcase solutions and services designed to meet the needs of broadcasters and media companies both today and tomorrow. Visitors will learn how to take on the challenge of emerging technologies, like 4K/UHD and IP-enabled workflows, while also experiencing the broad array of solution demonstrations throughout the Grass Valley stand. IBC 2014 marks the European debut of the new Grass Valley and is the first time that the newly formed company will be showcasing solutions at one stand — in Hall 1, Stand D11.
August 26, 2014
MONTREAL, August 26, 2014 — CROATEL, a broadcast production and satellite services company in Zagreb, Croatia, has expanded its outside broadcast (OB) fleet to include a third van complete with high-definition (HD) cameras, switchers, routers and other live production solutions from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand.
August 25, 2014
MONTREAL, August 25, 2014 — BACK9NETWORK, a golf lifestyle television network based in Hartford, Connecticut, is working closely with Grass Valley, a Belden brand, for its launch on DIRECTV on Sept. 29. Grass Valley and Belden developed a customized suite of production solutions, backed by knowledge and experience from similar projects, to support BACK9NETWORK's studio operations.
August 25, 2014
MONTREAL, August 26, 2014 — Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, will showcase its Future-Ready solutions at one of the most influential exhibitions in the Asia-Pacific region for the broadcasting industry, the Beijing International Radio, TV & Film Exhibition (BIRTV), August 27-30, 2014.
August 19, 2014
MONTREAL, August 19, 2014 — Visitors to Stand C07/D08 at SET Expo will see how the new Grass Valley, a Belden brand, delivers the right solutions, expertise, and service to meet the needs of broadcasters, content owners and service providers, today and in the future. Following the merger earlier this year of Grass Valley and Miranda, Grass Valley now offers the broadest portfolio of workflow technologies and solutions covering acquisition through delivery.
August 11, 2014
MONTREAL August 11, 2014 — TVG Network, America’s largest online wagering company and horse racing television network, has recently completed a studio upgrade from standard definition (SD) to high definition (HD) with the acquisition of live production solutions from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand.
August 6, 2014
MONTREAL, August 6, 2014 — Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, today announces that TV Bahia, a regional broadcaster in Bahia, Brazil, has purchased four K2 Dyno Replay Systems that include the recently incorporated tOG-Sports telestration option from RT Software. TV Bahia will use the powerful K2 Dyno systems for all sports-related broadcasts and cultural events. TV Bahia used the powerful new system for recent events such as the Salvador Carnival and Summer Festival 2014.
August 4, 2014
MONTREAL, August 4, 2014 — Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, has supplied mobile production truck operator Token Creek Mobile Television with sophisticated new cameras and advanced switcher technology for its Sioux HD mobile unit. The purchase includes 10 LDX Premiére advanced imaging cameras, 14 XCU eXchangeable Control Unit base stations and a Karrera Video Production Center switcher with K-Frame, which gives Token Creek greater flexibility in delivering high-quality mobile broadcasts to its growing client base. The purchase builds upon the longstanding relationship between the two companies and adds to Token Creek's existing fleet of Grass Valley technology, which now includes 38 cameras and five production switchers.
July 30, 2014
MONTREAL, July 30, 2014 — Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, supplied 30 LDX Première advanced imaging cameras to Bexel, a leading provider of high_end audio and video equipment rentals, production gear and fiber services, for coverage of the recent 2014 FIFA World Cup.
July 29, 2014
MONTREAL, July 29, 2014 — As fans around the world gathered to cheer for their favorite teams, live production studios were relying on state-of-the-art solutions for creating engaging content, including program highlights and replays. Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, supplied Ten Sports Pakistan Beam, based in Film City, Noida and owned by Zee Entertainment Ltd., with one K2 Dyno Replay System and one K2 Summit 3G Production Client for the production of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Grass Valley provided training and on-site support to ensure that Ten Sports was up and running quickly with its new solution.
July 25, 2014
MONTREAL, July 25, 2014 — The 101st running of the Tour de France covers a total distance of 3,664 kilometers through 21 stages. For the riders, the physical and mental challenges are hard to imagine. For Euro Media Group, the firm responsible for the overall wireless coverage, production challenges are also incredible. This year, to address the challenge, the company is using five brand-new LDX WorldCam cameras from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, to provide up-close footage from five motorcycles that follow the action throughout each stage.
July 14, 2014
MONTREAL, July 14, 2014 — Wellen+Nöthen, the Germany-based rental specialist in innovative IT and AV solutions, has purchased six LDX Flex cameras with accessories and six XCU eXchangeable Control Unit (XCU) base stations from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand. The deal builds upon the longstanding relationship between Wellen+Nöthen and Grass Valley, and it marks the first time Grass Valley LDX cameras will be available in the rental market in Germany.
July 9, 2014
MONTREAL, July 9, 2014 — AMP VISUAL TV, one of France's leading providers of TV, broadcast facilities and solutions, has turned to Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, to upgrade its video switcher infrastructure to meet the demands of its growing client base. AMP VISUAL TV has purchased one 4 M/E Kayenne XL Video Production Center switcher panel and upgraded one 2 M/E Kayenne XL switcher panel to a 4 M/E Kayenne XL switcher panel to add greater scalability to its workflow and deliver more versatility to its customers.
July 8, 2014
MONTREAL, July 8, 2014 — Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, will make its European debut at IBC 2014, (September 12-16 at RAI, Amsterdam), exhibiting in Hall 1, Stand D11. The company will demonstrate how it is leading broadcasters and media companies through the challenges they face today, and will face tomorrow, with fully integrated, Future-Ready solutions, services and support. The new Grass Valley officially launched in April 2014 as a result of Belden Inc.'s investment of more than $1 billion in the broadcast market over the past two years, including the acquisitions, and subsequent merger, of Miranda and Grass Valley.
July 8, 2014
Montreal, July 8, 2014 — Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, will make its European debut at IBC 2014, (September 12-16 at RAI, Amsterdam), exhibiting in Hall 1, Stand D11.